Hamdan bin Mohammed launches the Dubai program to enable transport by...

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches the Dubai program to enable transport by...
Hamdan bin Mohammed launches the Dubai program to enable transport by...

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin , Crown Prince of , Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, launched the “Dubai Program to Empower Drone Transport”, with the aim of promoting integration between the various major economic sectors in Dubai, and employing the latest ideas, technologies and solutions Quality, according to the vision and directives of His Highness Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the integration of efforts between various government and private agencies in Dubai, to enhance the emirate’s global standing and competitiveness, as a leading center in the use of the latest technology and smart applications in vital sectors. .

Economic opportunities

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed stressed that the launch of the program aims to provide an advanced infrastructure that enables innovators and entities participating in the program to test new solutions in pilot test areas, and to develop the necessary regulations to facilitate their experiment and optimal implementation.

His Highness said, “Through launching this program, we seek to provide new economic opportunities and consolidate Dubai and the UAE’s leadership in the field of research and development in various future fields.”

His Highness added: “Our projects place improving people’s quality of life at the heart of their priorities. We will continue to develop and implement innovative ideas on the ground. We have the innovative environment, infrastructure and appropriate legislation for the use of drones. We have laboratories, capabilities and talents to employ their applications and future innovations.”

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed stressed that the Emirate of Dubai was a pioneer in anticipating the important future role of drones, at an early date.

His Highness added: “We realized the importance of the future role of drones early on, and we attracted thousands of companies and innovators in this field from 165 countries, through the Emirates Award for Drones for Service to Humans, which we launched in 2014, which was the beginning of our journey in this promising technological sector, the embodiment of Because we believe in the importance of positive employment of future technology.” Mutual cooperation

A cooperation agreement was signed between a number of government and private agencies, including: Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Roads and Transport Authority, Fakeeh University Hospital, Majid Al Futtaim, and Emirates Air Cargo, to activate the outputs of the “Dubai Program for Transport Services by Unmanned Aircraft”. Pilot”, as part of the “Dubai Airshow 2021”, which concluded on November 18.

The signing of the agreement was witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airlines and the Group, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications, Deputy Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation, Omar Sultan Al Olama. Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai.

pivotal goals

The program aims mainly to support innovators, innovative companies, and the private and government sectors, to activate economic activities based on transporting goods and passengers in Dubai using drones in several sectors, such as health, security, shipping and food, using the latest innovative solutions, in order to enhance the levels of quality of life community members, reducing carbon emissions from using traditional means of transportation, facilitating the flow of movement, public transport, and transportation of materials and goods in Dubai, which continues to achieve its vision of being one of the best smart cities in the world. The program also contributes to attracting talent and local and foreign investments in the drone applications sector, in addition to providing new jobs and promising economic opportunities based on the various uses that the participating projects will develop.


Dubai Crown Prince:

• “Our projects place improving people’s quality of life at the heart of their priorities. We will continue to develop and implement creative ideas on the ground.”


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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued Law No. (4) in July 2020, regarding the regulation of drones in the Emirate of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airlines and the group, said that the law is one of the projects of the Dubai Sky Dome Air Dome initiative, which aims to establish a virtual infrastructure for private airspace. With unmanned aircraft systems, through which public places and buildings will be connected, via mini helipads and airports in the emirate. His Highness added: “The Dubai program to enable drone transport is one of the innovative programs that come as a result of joint efforts, with the aim of achieving the future vision, so that innovation will turn into a culture of life and work style, and a competitive advantage that enhances the position of Dubai and the UAE globally.”

Typical test area

The Dubai Future Foundation will oversee the implementation of the outputs of the “Dubai Program to Empower Drone Transport”, through the “Dubai Future Laboratories”, in partnership with government and private agencies.

A pilot testing area will also be allocated in the Dubai Silicon Oasis area, enabling innovators from the UAE and the world to develop and test new solutions in the air transport sector, using unmanned aircraft.

Develop regulations

Support will be provided to the entities participating in the program, by providing the necessary regulations, to facilitate the experiment, testing, development and application processes in Dubai, in cooperation with the various legislative authorities in Dubai, to regulate the legal aspects of the use of drones, and to test their solutions and new technologies in the field of public transport and transportation the goods.

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